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Our top 10 places to camp in Florida

  1. Florida Caverns State Park (Marianna, Florida): Our beautiful state is blessed with natural wonders, and Florida Caverns State Park has been among the most interesting to experience as the only one to offer the chance to explore incredible caves including chisel marks made by workers from the 1930s tasked with enlarging passageways by hand so tourists could comfortably stand upright during tours. Visitors can also experience hiking and biking trails, equestrian camping, kayaking on the Chipola River, and even golfing on a nine hole course.
  2. Saint George Island State Park (Saint George Island, Florida): While it may technically be located along the "Forgotten Coast," Saint George Island State Park is a strip of paradise containing what's been ranked as the third best beach in the country. Beyond the beach, visitors enjoy birdwatching, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, and hiking. The gulf side of the island features gorgeous blue waters and miles of white sands whereas the bay portion has marshes that are home to countless types of birds and fish. You'll be hard pressed to find a Florida park offering a better opportunity to enjoy rays on the beach and hiking immersed in nature.
  3. Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort (Orlando, Florida): Located alongside one of the top tourist destinations in the country, Walt Disney World, Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort provides as family friendly of an option as you'll find. The campsites provide opportunities to spend the day fishing, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, or even attempting archery. Then when not in nature, it's an affordable lodging choice if you plan to visit the theme parks and have easy access to the Magic Kingdom as well as the ability to see fireworks right from your camping spot.
  4. Lion Country Safari KOA (Loxahatchee, Florida): Nestled between West Palm Beach and Lake Okeechobee, Lion Country Safari KOA is one of the most unique RV parks in Florida. Located adjacent to a wild animal preserve and theme park, true to the park's name, it's not unusual for visitors to wake up to the sound of lions roaring nearby. Campers will be able to feed animals like giraffes, visit the petting zoo, and ride a train to explore the area.
  5. Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina (Big Pine Key, Florida): Located in the Florida Keys, the Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina provides a unique mix of an RV resort and nearby marina with boat access. There are water activities available from beaches to kayaking to paddle boarding to biking to fishing to diving to swimming in the ocean or pool. There's also a local farmer's market within walking distance to do your grocery shopping for the freshest of foods.
  6. Boyd's Key West Campground (Key West, Florida): This family friendly vacation spot is located in stunning Key West and provides a tropical camp setting for RV camping facing the picturesque oceanfront of the Atlanta Ocean. Boyd's Key West Campground provides facilities like ballrooms and meeting rooms for group activities. It also has a game room, swimming pool, and access to go fishing, snorkeling, and boating. The campground also provides visitors with the opportunity to go for ocean tours in glass bottom boats all while enjoying sunset cruises.
  7. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park (Santa Rosa Beach, Florida): Rising over three miles of sandy beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park gets its name for the dunes above one of the more scenic areas of our state. A true hiking paradise, trails showcase two extremely rare freshwater lakes formed by the ecosystem from the dunes, which also allow for unique aquatic wildlife including over a dozen at risk species.
  8. Anastasia State Park (Saint Augustine, Florida): Visiting Anastasia State Park offers campers the unique opportunity to not only enjoy aspects of nature like beaches, marshes, forests, and sand dunes, but you're also just a short drive away from downtown Saint Augustine as well. If you're one who loves wildlife, this is the place for you with a wide variety being visible throughout the park via the beach, canoe or kayak, or various hiking trails.
  9. Fort Pickens Campground (Pensacola, Florida): Visitors of all ages come to the Fort Pickens Campground to relax at its scenic location on the beaches of Santa Rosa Island. The historic Fort Pickens, a pentagonal fort built to defend Pensacola Bay in 1834, is just a mile away providing the chance to explore a base that's nearly 200 years old. The further you drive on Fort Pickens Road in the Gulf Islands National Seashore, the more back in time it'll feel.
  10. Camp Venice Retreat (Venice, Florida): Tucked in the Florida wilderness on the coast of the mystic and tropical Myakka River, Camp Venice Retreat lives up to its name providing an authentic retreat experience for campers. Here you'll get great canoeing, kayaking, and both fresh and saltwater fishing in quiet, natural surroundings. Then despite the seclusion, if you want to get back into civilization, the city of Venice is just minutes away with a wide variety of waterfront dining spots, shopping options, and sandy beaches.